Award Ceremony for Mine Advisory Group
On 17 January, 2017, at CMAA office, H.E Serei Kosal, Senior Minister in charge of special mission and First Vice President of CMAA presided over the award ceremony for Mine Advisory Group (MAG).
Senior Minister Serei Kosal said I would like to express my profound thanks and appreciation to MAG and their staff for tirelessly effort and tremendous contribution to mine action sector in Cambodia since 1992 to 2016, Cambodia has released a total of approximately 1500 Km2, found and destroyed 1,032,277 APM, 24,179 ATM and 2,646,657 UXO.
This result has really contributed to the reduction of casualties every year; remarkably the casualty dropped first time to below 100 victims in 2016. To end the suffering, we need to further join and reenergize all efforts and contributions from all operators, the Government of Cambodia and development partner to get the job done by 2025 with total contaminated areas 1,946km2 at the expense of more than 406 million USD.
“Cambodia’s progress, and place as one of the leading countries in Mine Action is borne out by it being used as a good example to so many, by the use of it’s training facilities by different countries and organisations and by the very high levels of Cambodian staff within Mine Action. This strong reputation is richly deserved.” Mr. Nick Guest said, MAG Country Director in Cambodia. “May I take this opportunity to wish the Royal Government of Cambodia, the CMAA and of course my colleagues at MAG every success in the future.”
Senior Minister Serei Kosal, on behalf of the Royal Government of Cambodia and CMAA management grant MAG and award to Mr. Nick Guest and 7 other MAG staffs in the event.